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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Pretty, pale color—is there a hint of green? It has a lovely, fresh nose of white flowers, apricots, lime-blossom, oyster-shell/wet stones, and lavender, and shows strong 'nervosity.' On the palate the texture is light, and silky, there's great inner-mouth perfume, and focussing acidity. Finish is lengthy, and immensely pleasing. It won't hurt to drink it now, but it might greatly reward 3-5 years patience, if not more.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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